Windows Enterprise Desktop:

October, 2012


October 31, 2012  3:21 PM

What Does It Take to Use Win8 on a Business PC?

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Today, I'm doing a recap and shout-out to Tony Bradley's excellent PCWorld blog entitled "10 Essential...

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October 29, 2012  4:33 PM

Interesting Contortion to Reclaim Time Machine Disk for Windows Re-Use

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I'm sending off my 2010 MacBook Air to Virginia, so my high-school age niece can use it regularly for schoolwork (I never really found as much call for it was I thought I would, once I finished tech editing Chris Minnick's

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October 26, 2012  4:44 PM

OK, Here’s a Windows 8 Upgrade deal…

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When I jumped up onto the Lenovo site this morning, I saw that their Support page how features this snazzy new graphical element at its mid-upper right side: [caption id="attachment_2696" align="aligncenter"...


October 24, 2012  2:31 PM

Great article on USB Troubleshooting

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Sandro Villinger and I have crossed paths many times in the past few years, originally thanks to writing for the same website: Tom's Hardware (originally a German-based PC enthusiast site, now a flagship for...


October 22, 2012  3:47 PM

Lenovo Support RSS Feed Delivers the Goods

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Keeping up with new drivers is always tricky. In general Lenovo does a great job of making drivers available to its customers, but it's not always easy to tell exactly what's new (take for example, the Lenovo

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October 19, 2012  5:02 PM

As GA Grows Ever Closer, More Signs of OS Completion Pop Up

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In the past couple of weeks, I've noticed an increasing number of signs that Windows 8 really is gearing up for full-scale commercial launch. For one thing, last week Lenovo posted a Windows 8 version of its System Update Facility, which has now been happily downloading updates to my X220 Tablet...


October 17, 2012  9:19 PM

The Continuing Windows 8 Flash Update Saga

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On October 9, Microsoft pushed an update to Windows Flash for Windows 8, but Secunia PSI still reports that 11.x versions of Flash Player (both 32- and 64-bit now, in fact) still need updating: [caption id="attachment_2663" align="aligncenter" width="343"]

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October 15, 2012  3:29 PM

Logitech Introduces Windows 8 Touch Devices

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In the past several months, Microsoft has introduced special Windows-8 oriented peripherals including a variety of "touch mice" and keyboards designed to help conventional PC users maximize their Windows 8 experience. Last week, Logitech followed suit with a collection of Windows 8 touch devices...


October 12, 2012  4:33 PM

A Better Windows 8 Tablet? Kupa UltraNote

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As of today -- Friday, October 12, 2012 -- the Windows 8 General Availability (GA) date is two weeks away. On Thursday, Oct 25, or Friday, Oct 26 (there are conflicting reports) Windows 8 will be unleashed upon the world, and all of the Windows OEMs can finally start selling hardware with the new...


October 10, 2012  2:52 PM

MS Puts Win8 on Patch Tuesday Schedule

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Yeah, sure, yesterday was the second Tuesday of the month. As expected, MS dropped a sizable load of updates for currently supported Windows versions (14-18 for my various 32- and 64-bit Windows 7 machines, and 8 for my sole remaining Windows XP VM; I'll check on Vista later when I take my HP...


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